Friday, June 12, 2009

The Elusive Falls

Last weekend we went in search of Jump Creek Waterfall. I woke up excited that we were finally able to visit this small local attraction. After printing the directions from Google Maps (which after the fact we found out were a mistake) we were on our way. Everything was going great until we passed the small town of Marsing and our directions started to make less and less sense. We guessed at what our directions said and took a left hand turn down a highway. We ended up driving to Oregon before we figured out we were going the wrong way! We drove down some dirt roads still searching for the right road without any luck. To make a long story short, we never did find the elusive falls. :P After we got back home, I looked at the map online and found we were only 1-2 miles away from the waterfall!

Soooo. Instead of posting photos of the falls, I will post other two photos from our journey.

We pulled off the highway to take a peek at a scenic overlook and spotted these two guys. The first photo is a Mormon Cricket. According to wikipedia they can get up to 3 inches in length.

We spotted this lizard at the same location.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Time for Foto Friday

In the last blog post I mentioned going to visit a local waterfall. We never made it there, but are hoping to go this weekend instead. Hopefully, time will permit me to post photos of it early next week.

Today's photos were taken during our California vacation last month. We were enjoying the sunset in Santa Cruz, California when we noticed we could see the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in the distance. We decided to snap a few photos and think they turned out really well. The layering and lighting is beautiful. :)

The rollercoaster in the background, named the Big Dipper, opened in 1924 and is currently the U.S.'s 6th oldest coaster! We rode it once earlier in the day. :)